THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
28-Diana Ross-Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.
1970-Number 1 single.
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‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ was written in 1966 by the songwriting team of Nickolas Ashford (1941-2001) and Valerie Simpson (see also best songs 703 and 228,) they would marry in 1974.They also recorded and performed their own songs as well, in 1984 they had a UK Number 3 hit with ‘Solid.’
British Soul singer Dusty Springfield had heard ‘Ain’t No Mountain’ and wanted to record it, but Ashford and Simpson wanted to work for Tamla Motown records and knowing they had a good song waited for them to come calling.
In 1967 the Motown duo of Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell recorded the song with great success reaching Number 19 on Billboard. Ashford and Simpson would go on to write many hits for the duo including ‘You’re All I Need to Get By’ and ‘Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing.’
In 1970 Diana Ross (see also best songs 900-519-411-365-212-183 and 148) was in need of a big hit in order to kick start her solo career, she recorded a radically rearranged version which includes the addition of new lyrics, the song gave her, her first Billboard Number 1 single to add to the twelve she had already had with The Supremes.
‘No wind, no rain, nor winter’s cold can stop me babe, if your my goal.’
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This is the highest rated Tamla Motown song on this countdown.YOUTUBE.COMDiana Ross: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Ashford / Simpson), 1970 – Lyrics-Тексти-ParolesNick Ashford: Songwriters Hall of Fame: http://songwritershalloffame.org/index.php/songs/detailed/C324/…